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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Dissident theologians" forgotten but not gone

A has-been is someone who achieved some past level of fame or success, never surpassed it or translated it into more recent success, and so remains stuck in a time-warp. Think Adam West signing autographs on the hood of the Batmobile at a trade show in Toledo.

But this group of "dissent theologians" aren't has-beens. They're never-weres, still trying to make their mark on a world too dumb to appreciate their genius.

Maybe the needed beatification miracle from John Paul the Great will be the conversion of one of these folks.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Salvacion said...

Fr. Corapi has a term for them: they're "educated beyond their mental capacity".

1:30 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

He got it from Bishop Sheen, who said almost the exact same thing 40 eyars ago. Do any of these 60s' warm-over radicals actually believe they have some great (or even small) impact? It's very odd.

2:12 PM

 
Anonymous midwestmom said...

This story reminds me of something I read on the Call to Action Nebraska website in their newsletter archives. Check out the fourth 'challenge' they face!

http://www.calltoactionnebraska.org/voices0804/visioning.html

7:21 AM

 
Anonymous Michelle K. said...

Midwestmom, that's absolutely hilarious. Best laugh I've had all day. Thanks.

7:12 PM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

mwm, i couldn't open it...

8:27 PM

 
Anonymous Michelle K. said...

Patrick:

"We face a number of challenges, including:

We wish we made even more opportunity to gather together in faith and fellowship;
Our three Nebraska dioceses have different needs requiring different responses;
We need to shake loose the feeling that we are a pariah organization; and
We wonder if we scare people away with our intellectualism."

From the CTAN page.

8:17 AM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

LOL! Of all the reasons to be scared off...
Thanks, Michelle.

8:26 AM

 
Anonymous midwestmom said...

I knew you'd enjoy that one!

12:14 PM

 

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